r/nextfuckinglevel 14d ago Silver 7 Helpful 7 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Wholesome 7 Narwhal Salute 1

The high speed festival returns!

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u/BawsaqComposite 14d ago Gold Helpful Wholesome

Lol that looks so fun to join

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u/thegrayinaccuracy 14d ago

Let's fucking goooo!! Really wish I was there lmfao

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u/mjdfrg 14d ago

That looks so dangerous!!!

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u/SitFlexAlot 14d ago

Fungerous!

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u/YoungToySoldier 14d ago

The best kind of fun!

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u/poopellar 14d ago

Hijacking thread to warn that u/mjdfrg is a bot account. It copied a part of this comment from another user.

Its comment history is filled with copied comments.

Report > spam

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u/xPav_ 14d ago

how do you even recognize these bots?

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u/GaZzErZz 14d ago

Some are easy. Firstname_Secondname_Numbers.

Some are a little harder with just a spamming of letters.

Usually the post history reveals all. If the account is 5 years old, became dormant and then suddenly lit up, chances are it's a bot.

Shout out to /r/thesefuckingaccounts

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u/elvis8mybaby 14d ago

Let's fucking start one! We'll start on at the McDonald's, the one where the hobo was giving hand jammers to the fry cook in the bathroom, and then head out to the Starbucks, the one with the employee was fingering hobos in the bathroom.

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u/milk4all 14d ago

Man i should be a hobo

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u/dirtymonny 14d ago

What?!? Lmao?

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u/hynori 14d ago

It adds to the thrill

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u/MrFinlee 14d ago

Drive fast, take chances.

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u/arbiter12 14d ago

I'm so sorry but I read your post in a grandmotherly voice.

Can we have fresh cookies?

PLEaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseeee?

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u/No_Prize9794 14d ago

You say I can get a concussion but I say LETS DO THIS!

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u/nerterd 14d ago

Right? Why can’t we have this in America? Japan always has the funniest and coolest shit that we can’t do here for “reasons”

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u/Miguel-odon 14d ago

Somebody get Red Bull on the phone. They'd sponsor an American version of this.

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u/HeavyPetter 14d ago

Ahh they'll just ruin it. It's like all the Americanized versions of Japanese game shows are so boring and tepid compared with the originals.

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u/SwervySkyes 14d ago

False put that bitch on top of a mountain and offroad it like a real American!

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u/CyberMindGrrl 14d ago

Reason? Lawyers.

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u/almostinfinity 14d ago

I live in Osaka and I'm upset cause I didn't know it happened LOL

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u/Power_Abuse 14d ago

Imagine living in a city that’s so big there are residents who don’t know when something like THIS is going on that just blows my rural-raised mind

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u/monsieurpommefrites 14d ago

Tokyo has more people in it than my entire country (Canada)

This is mind-boggling.

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u/keyboardclick0302 14d ago

There’s another one in October! Don’t miss it! this is from Kishiwada city’s official page check it out

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u/Born_Night_8797 14d ago

Tokio drift, shrine edition.

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u/CrabbyLarceny 14d ago

The time I visited, one of them lost control and rammed into a building right in front of us. Some guy's leg was badly broken. Okay, that one's off the bucket list. Never again.

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u/sst287 14d ago

That is why Japaneses have universal healthcare.

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u/ImInevitableyall 14d ago

Japaneses

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u/Ksradrik 14d ago

Damn Gaijins, the proper term to use is Nipponeses.

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u/TopCat87 14d ago

SHAMEFUL DISPLAY

iykyk

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u/ShadowPTV 14d ago

dude im pretty sure thats never happened to you because u just took this comment off from youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nndt1lBxx7w

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u/xhephaestusx 14d ago

... bots, man

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u/Icy_Calligrapher_946 14d ago edited 14d ago

how do bots do this?

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u/shellfoxed 14d ago

Got 'em.

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u/MagicSwatson 14d ago

If the threat of a broken leg stops you from living, then you shouldn't leave your bed.

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u/Mosh83 14d ago

Sometimes I'd like to stay in bed. :(

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u/kaihatsusha 14d ago

In Nagoya, I got a chance to pull on the ropes of a dashi like this. It was not racing full speed like this but it traveled about 1km before approaching the shrine grounds. Then all us normies were dismissed and ten burly guys sprinted up the final hill to its parking spot. There's no steering. At sharp corners they have to tilt the whole thing onto its back wheels and pivot it.

Besides all the guys hanging off the sides of these things, imagine eight-ten more people inside trying to play traditional music!

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u/hayashir 14d ago

dashi

That's a stock to make soups.

You are probably talking about Danjiri.

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u/kaihatsusha 14d ago

Japanese is full of homonyms. 山車, だし.

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u/TheFussyRefinery 14d ago

this looks like my kind of chaos

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u/Walker6920 14d ago

Me and the bois raiding japan's tallest building with a 4ton float shrine

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u/Roland1232 14d ago

Japan's brand of wholesome insanity continues to delight.

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u/yousuckatsmalltalk 14d ago

Rose Parade....you taking notes?

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u/Swampwitch24 14d ago

I’d have to be the person on top. I wouldn’t cut it pulling that thing at those speeds. Lol

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u/not_all_kevins 14d ago

It looks like the opening of a Jackass movie

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u/Extra-Act-801 14d ago I'll Drink to That

That looks amazing. Would love to see it in real life.

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u/mistedtwister 14d ago

I did if it's the one from Kyoto, after the parade there's a huge bash full of free Saki on the beach. I was a young stranger and was welcomed by everyone. Total blast 10/10 would definitely do again.

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u/arbiter12 14d ago

I was a young stranger and was welcomed by everyone.

Oh yeh, drunk Japanese are the most pleasant drank in the world. I subsequently got drunk after work with a lot of salarymen and even though I spoke little japanese at the time and their english was approximate, we all spoke the common language of drunkbros, jokingly/ironically calling each other [ourName]-sama or dono, after I accidentally called our boss "Takage-Sama" with a short drunken bow.

His name is Katage...And, for those who may not know, calling your slightly-older boss "sama" is...far too much honorifics.

The Japanese drink... a lot.

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u/nation543 14d ago

I... I really need to know what "sama" means...

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u/JudgiestJudy 14d ago

Sama is an honorific suffix. It’s one that shows deference and respect to whoever you’re addressing, but it would be too much to use for your boss (-san would be appropriate). Sama is used for royalty, deities, honored guests, and sometimes customers.

We had a squirrel that liked to hang out outside my Japanese class in high school and we called her risu-sama (roughly, Your Honored Squirrel) because we thought it was funny.

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u/SolusLoqui 14d ago

According to anime rules, that squirrel is a minor deity of preparedness for the future. Had you not shown it appropriate reverence, trouble would have befallen you in the form of a neglected responsibility, such as a deadline getting more moved up or guests arriving before you're finished cleaning.

I might be slightly intoxicated.

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u/nandaka 14d ago

This one? she became vtuber now

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u/MrWedge18 14d ago

In english, it'd be like calling your boss "your majesty" instead of simply "sir".

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u/Tankalots 14d ago

My leige!

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u/Johnny_Poppyseed 14d ago

Don't give American bosses any ideas here...

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u/albaspotting 14d ago

Like a next fucking level san.

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u/yilo38 14d ago

Yeah i mean i get it, you’d do too if you worked that much.

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u/tony_orlando 14d ago

The video says this one was in Osaka so I guess that means at least two cities in Japan celebrate this. Even better!

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u/Way_Unable 14d ago

Yeah from some digging theres a few places in Japan that do this. I would actually do a trip and try to see as many as I could. It looks like a wonderful way to actually immerse yourself in the culture. Also it looks absolutely awesome as hell.

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u/egg_beard_face 14d ago

It was awesome to see. Absolute chaos.

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u/Lazarus_Steel 14d ago

Japanese people are just awesome,

Parades need not be slow, dull affairs.

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u/Mr_St_Germi 14d ago

Imagine Mardi gras at that speed!

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u/LuckyReception6701 14d ago

Imagine a military parade at that speed!

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u/Ornery-Cheetah 14d ago Bravo Grande!

If in the us just say there's oil at the end

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u/CX-97 14d ago Wholesome

I think that's called a blitzkrieg

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u/treezOH123 14d ago

Necklaces shot out by assault rifles as they drive by.

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u/CX-97 14d ago

A lot of drunk people would die. Source: I live in New Orleans.

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u/Biguitarnerd 14d ago

Mardi Gras at that speed means no beads!!! Just kidding. There are some Mardi Gras parades in NOLA that are human powered and a little faster than the floats, pretty cool for a change. Although I’m not in NOLA anymore and I like the chill speed of our parades… and the not stepping in piss and puke part, that’s super cool.

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u/nhomewarrior 14d ago

We're too drunk for that. Mardi Gras is already as fast as the brain can manage.

It's not too slow, you're too sober.

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u/beentherereddit2 14d ago

They really know how to do parades. There was that one parade put together by 20 third graders with a lot of chutzpah and one panda!

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u/Moushidoodles 14d ago

Normally they are! This one is really unique, I've never seen one like it~ The traditional parades like Gion Matsuri, Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, Jidai Matsuri are all slow affairs with huge "floats" dragged along by hundreds if not thousands of people and accompanied by performers on the floats or on the ground (Including Geisha and their apprentices in a few of them). They offer plenty of opportunity for photographers to take pictures and for people to admire the details of the "Floats" so it's really fun and unique to watch such a piece being whipped around from place to place, those guiding it falling all over the place and just trying to keep up with the whole affair!

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u/jmon1022 14d ago

Now that's a parade I could watch

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u/Ambitious-Entrance-5 14d ago

It’s nice cause it’ll be done quickly

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u/Finbar9800 14d ago

Only if there aren’t many floats Lmao, if there’s hundreds or even thousands well you’ll be there for a while lol

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u/Tsu_Dho_Namh 14d ago

The video said there's 34 shrine floats, so probably done pretty quick.

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u/Hotdoganddonut 14d ago

Reminds me of the Atlanta Braves WS parade!

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u/yuplogic 14d ago Brighten My Day

The Japanese are an amazing, crazy, group of people :D Respect!

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u/Kamikaze_Ninja_ 14d ago

I’ve never delved too deep into it but from friends that live there and whatnot, I speculate it is partially a byproduct of a vain and strict culture otherwise, along side with humor siding more towards over the top wackiness rather than sarcasm. Work hard, play hard I guess.

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u/somama98 14d ago

Japanese people are just okay, most of them are introverted. Nah they aren’t crazy either. It’s just that some of their festivals are crazy and this was taken place in Osaka, which is the most friendly and open city in Japan. Japan sucks other than Kansai and Kyushu regions. The people may be kind but they aren’t really friendly. In short, it’s difficult to make friends here, even if you are raised in Japan. Foreigners need to know this. In fact, many Japanese settle abroad after completing their studies or go to uni abroad to have a fun life, compared to the much boring life in Japan(Not saying whole Japan is boring, but around 80% of it is)

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u/Osimov 14d ago

How many sweeping statements are you going to make in one sentence?

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u/smooth_m0ves 14d ago

nice one

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u/SanderVdW 14d ago

They used to be crazy cruel, now just crazy

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u/Kobe_Wan_Jabroni 14d ago edited 14d ago Helpful

run in the opposite direction for mega speed festival
Credit Edit: this is a mitch hedberg joke

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u/Extra-Act-801 14d ago

This is the way

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u/kelsobjammin 14d ago

Ultimate chicken

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u/SgtPooki 14d ago

Legend. RIP

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u/NachoCheeeeze 14d ago Take My Energy

This is what the Tokyo Drift movie should have been!

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u/mindrover 14d ago

The Haste and the Hilarious: Osaka Drift

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u/ryanpope 14d ago

The fast and the floral: parade float drift

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u/TH1NKTHRICE 14d ago

I wonder if people from Tokyo hate this song now being used for everything.

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u/NachoCheeeeze 14d ago

I know my mates Japanese wife hates that movie after the 50th time we watched it with her. She was more tolerant than my wife who hated it after the first time lol

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u/DC_Verse 14d ago I'll Drink to That

I didn't know how much I needed to see this

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u/RegularHousewife 14d ago I'll Drink to That

Even the cameraman has to be running, everyone is running! Energy abound!

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u/RelentlessChicken 14d ago I'll Drink to That

How are japanese people so hardworking and good at what they do, and still so much fucking FUN and enjoying life at the same time? How the fuck

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u/mnju 14d ago

japan's population is shrinking because of 1) horrible work+life balance, 2) conservative gender roles where men are expected to support the family in a worsening economy

so the answer to how they can do both at the same time is they don't

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u/SeattlePurikura 14d ago

Women are socially pressured to quit when they become pregnant. They also get paid far less than men and almost never break the glass ceiling.
So many women choose not to get married and have children.

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u/fishandring 14d ago

And adultery is a common practice that you are not supposed to call out.

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u/OrvillePeck 14d ago

I don't know about the "enjoying life" part. Statistically speaking.

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u/anothergaijin 14d ago

You get drunk and almost die pulling a massive wooden float because the rest of your life is hell

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u/asker_134 14d ago

Japanese American living in Japan right now, but I can tell you that Japanese people do not enjoy their life for the most part lol. 12-14 hour work days are not fun

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u/bluemax13 14d ago

They don’t

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u/lilyjo1989 14d ago

Because they’re so efficient, they probably have to go do their other jobs after the festival. I can’t wait to visit one day

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u/Arickettsf16 14d ago

Idk if efficient is the right word to describe Japanese work culture lol

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u/Zanderbell 14d ago Buff Doge

Respect for the poor dude that ate pavement in the last few seconds of the clip

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u/KingGeorge_The2nd 14d ago

He got right back up to trucking along too

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u/Lone_Vagrant 14d ago

Well if he didn't, he would be run over by the next float coming full speed.

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u/SereneBabe0312 14d ago

I feel absolutely awful for laughing

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u/acqz 14d ago

Leave it to Japan.

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u/ApesNoFightApes 14d ago

That looks so dangerous, I want in!!!

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u/Abusive_Capybara 14d ago

Check out Bo Taoshi if you like dangerous stuff. That shit looks so awesome

https://youtu.be/WmJ4ouUJ-T4

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u/williambash 14d ago

Never change, Japan.

Never change.

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u/Straight_2 14d ago

I would love to be a part of this…the part that’s just riding that is

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u/desrevermi 14d ago

Make an anime running pose.

🤪👍

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u/Rob_Marc 14d ago

I thought I was on r/whatcouldgowrong for a second and was expecting that dude on top to get knocked in the head, and off the float by the traffic signal.

Pretty cool.

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u/589moonboy 14d ago

Looks like Takeshi's Castle on Tour

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u/donniebrascoreal 14d ago

This festival needs to be aired on primetime TV and some betting needs to be involved too.

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u/kleenkong 14d ago edited 14d ago

Looks like this was in Osaka called the Danjiri Festival. Video has event info on the linked page. The closing wide shot down the street is worth a watch.

https://www.ntv.co.jp/englishnews/articles/20219fxa1dgat1wzbqaz.html

Here's a crash compilation https://youtu.be/7R4BjgCNN_g?t=126

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u/Ac4sent 14d ago

The second link - just controlled chaos lol.

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u/SereneBabe0312 14d ago

I didn't watch the whole thing but the way the crowd would go "ohhhh...." and then violently cheer when the ultimate crack speed parade float got back on its feet got me

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u/Gone247365 14d ago

I don't understand, it looks like the entire point of this to whip around one turn and lightly crash into a pole?

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u/i_have_account_now 14d ago

Youtube link said video isn't available anymore.

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u/desrevermi 14d ago

Pray to your deity! Hurry!! No!!! Faster than that!!!!

:D

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u/turbodrumbro 14d ago

Madlads in tights

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u/timecodes 14d ago

This needs to be on ESPN. Japanese never let me down.

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u/DeexNuttz 14d ago

Mfkrs turn everything into a game

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u/kolodrubka_offical 14d ago

What is this song? It’s so good. Cool festival too! Lol

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u/auddbot 14d ago

I got matches with these songs:

Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious) by Teriyaki Boyz (00:11; matched: 100%)

Album: The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Released on 2006-06-20 by Universal Music.

Tokyo Drift by Jenil, FLSHBNG (00:11; matched: 100%)

Released on 2021-05-21 by Actuation.

100 Bars by GlockBoyKari (00:12; matched: 100%)

Album: Best of GlockBoy. Released on 2020-05-26 by GlockBoyz.

Sicko Mode (Freestyle Version) by NJ (01:06; matched: 100%)

Released on 2020-10-04 by Nadim Jreich.

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u/Hopeful_Leadership87 14d ago

This is peak Japan

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u/YSKIANAD 14d ago

Imagine having this kind of a high speed festival in the Boston area with all the potholes.

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u/ATXKLIPHURD 14d ago Vibing

Made me nervous! Thought it was going to turn over! Looks awesome! I was digging the song too!

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u/BauerHouse 14d ago

Now that's a parade I can actually get behind

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u/blobbysnorey 14d ago

It looks like watching a rocket league goal scored by the other team

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u/ChaoticGood3 14d ago

Watched this muted and imagined "Running through the 90s" playing in the background.

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u/Stkrdknmibalz69 14d ago

Only in Japan

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u/PharaohFravel 14d ago

This looks like a blast

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u/female_introvert 14d ago

I thought at first that they were running because they were late to the parade. But THAT was the parade.

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u/Resident_Ad2977 14d ago

Pathological safetyism is rampant in Japan ,its so stressful .

Then some Japanese get a recharge cycle where the stress of an ordinary day is released by participating in dangerous festivals on Hare Day.

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u/Crafty_Editor_4155 14d ago

Japan even does parades better.

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u/deafchef52 14d ago

I need more of this in my life.

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u/KiKiPAWG 14d ago

What if we replaced the bull with this

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u/aFamiliarStranger 14d ago

High-speed bandwagon.

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u/AjarAccomplice 14d ago

This is on my bucket list to go to see this now lol

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u/krazybananada 14d ago

Japan is just so fucking awesome!

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u/AnimChurro 14d ago

The og tokyo drift

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u/archerg66 14d ago

How is it that the Japanese always find the most bizarre yet interesting ways to play the game

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u/FringeHistorian3201 14d ago

Chaotic. I love it

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u/ThePinkDuke 14d ago

Seems fun

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u/Weakkeypeedya 14d ago

Imagine seeing Festival of the Black Nazarene THAT FAST.

Cue song by Drowning Pool.

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u/rx3864 14d ago

I’ve seen one of those bash into a building and broke into pieces

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u/Green-Concentrate-71 14d ago

Japan has some gnarly traditions!

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u/Bonercheesecake 14d ago

This shit is LIVE , looks like the best parade ever

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u/J03130 14d ago

The japanese are fucking mental lmao

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u/wowweeewowwow 14d ago

I can definitely see the Jackass crew pulling this off!

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u/blindnarcissus 14d ago

Finally, I found my people. takes sip of coffee

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u/bpg542 14d ago

The rest of the world really has nothing on Japan when it comes to being weird.

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u/Kingchoi 14d ago

This needs to be sponsored by Red Bull

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u/BostonDodgeGuy 14d ago

Fast and Furious 10: Tokyo Float

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u/selkiesidhe 14d ago

That looks like a blast! I'd love to see that!

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u/Repulsive-Alps4924 14d ago

They've been doing this longer than the US has been a country

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u/Rashpukin 14d ago

😂😂😂 that is ace!

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u/Possible_Whereas_518 14d ago

This is how all parades should be!

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u/titsngiggles69 14d ago

The Mummers should try this one year!

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u/Erythroneuraix 14d ago I'll Drink to That

This is my new favorite thing

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u/Tiny_Teach_5466 14d ago

This is my kind of parade!

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u/United-Student-1607 14d ago

What is the US equivalent of this?

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u/Ninja_Conspicuousi 14d ago

My 4th of July parade consisted of slow moving convertibles and overly modified jeeps carrying local politicians, some tractors, a cheerleading squad, the Shriners, the red hatters, a bunch of MAGA political activists, and various local businesses in normal ass cars. They all went like 5 mph, and some threw candy, while practically all of them handed out either political fliers or advertisements for their business or group.

I would gladly chip in to fly these dudes out just to see literally all of the above get run over.

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u/notjondesantis 14d ago

Bring back MXC!

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u/AveBalaBrava 14d ago

Carreta furacão japonesa XD

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u/Last-Ad-4421 14d ago

Eurobeat intensifies

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u/abbiebe89 14d ago

This is next level chaos

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u/TheRenOtaku 14d ago

I want them to bring that to NOLA for Mardi Gras one yeae!

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u/BrownJones67 14d ago

Looks like fun

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u/ashes-of-asakusa 14d ago

This festival is easily the most dangerous festivals in Japan. People absolutely get fucked up. If they don’t get fucked up during the procession they sure will after. 🍺

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u/coolcalmP 14d ago

On some Asian Mad Max type of shit.

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u/adventureawaits27 14d ago

Looks like sheer gleeful insanity

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u/nailback 14d ago

This looks like a reason to get out of bed.

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u/speed33401 14d ago

Thats the coolest thing I’ve seen. Damn. Good on your Japan.

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u/bigb0ss33 14d ago

Japan knows how to do it big. Never boring in Japan

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u/S3HN5UCHT 14d ago

Now this is something I'd involve myself in the community for

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u/ExodusBlyk 14d ago

This video is why I love the interweb.

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u/issafly 14d ago

How big would a katamari ball need to be to roll one of those up?

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u/conmondog21 14d ago

Perfect song choice?

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u/ahoraesnunca 14d ago

I am down if you are.

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u/pandaSmore 14d ago

Define high speed

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u/D9THCa 14d ago

🔥🔥🔥

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u/BabyYeggie 14d ago

That looks like an amazing way to injure myself

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u/wisconsinking 14d ago

I don't know what this but I LOVE what I'm seeing.

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u/AnnaSophiaHubby5 14d ago

Only in Japan

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u/AttentionLow6679 14d ago

Fir the first time in my life… I now love Tokyo Drift

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u/8thdimensionalbeing 14d ago

Yes! This is what all parades need. The need for speed!